This crowd-pleasing dish is easy enough to make for a regular weeknight, but so delicious that it will definitely impress at your next potluck.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes
250 grams penne pasta
250 grams bacon, thinly sliced
leaves from 2 heads romaine lettuce, washed and torn
250 grams cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
FOR THE DRESSING
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons mustard
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
salt and black pepper, to taste
1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water according to package directions.
Drain well and let cool.
2. Meanwhile, heat a medium non-stick pan over high heat. Sauté bacon until crisp,
around 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.
3. Make the dressing: Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Season with salt and
4. In a large salad bowl, combine pasta, bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes. Drizzle dressing over and sprinkle with Parmesan before serving.